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Boaty Boat Rental

Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Corner Jozef Israelskade, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
+31 6 27149493
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Forget the 1 hour generic boat canal tours. Do this instead!

When I was doing research on canal tours, I stumbled upon this boat rental business. My entire... read more

Reviewed today
Ed L
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Vancouver, Canada
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Brilliant few hours!

We'd decided before we went, after seeing people last year on boats, that we wanted to hire a boat... read more

Reviewed today
Gail T
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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Rent a boat and enjoy Amsterdam at its best! With our rental boats you can explore the canals of Amsterdam with your family and friends. A good map of the canals, including route suggestions and highlights on your way, helps to find your way on the water. Your rental boat is electrically driven and therefore silent and free of exhaust fumes.The boats are easy to drive, after a short instruction you will be able to do it yourself, you don't need a licence. Boaty Rent a Boat is located at the Jozef Israelskade behind hotel Okura, in the south of the city center.
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  • Average1%
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Ferdinand Bolstraat 333 | Corner Jozef Israelskade, 1072 LH Amsterdam, The Netherlands
De Pijp
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Reviewed today via mobile

When I was doing research on canal tours, I stumbled upon this boat rental business. My entire family of 5 (3 adults, 14 and 8 year old) praised my decision to do it ourselves. This was a great way to see Amsterdam and captain your...More

Thank Ed L
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Reviewed today

We'd decided before we went, after seeing people last year on boats, that we wanted to hire a boat for the afternoon - so glad we did. The staff at Boaty are excellent, really helpful, tell you all you need to know and give you...More

Thank Gail T
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Reviewed today

We really enjoyed the 3 hours and will do this agian next time we are in town. The boat was sturdy and easy to handle.

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Reviewed yesterday

Very sympathic crew, good price and easy to use boat will alltogether make sure that you spent an ideal trip on the amstel and the smaller canals of Amsterdam!

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Thank Aurian d
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Not the fanciest or fastest boat but who cares? Boats are well functinning and clean, we got clear instructions and advices before we left. Very good experience for a good price. Higly recommended! Special thanks to Shen :)

Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Called on a Sunday morning and they still had one available! Lucky! Boat is electric, not fast, but stable, clean and the guys give you a map with great routes trough the centre. Make sure of the rules on the water and you'll have the...More

Thank Rogier d
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very nice staff person (Shean/ Stijn?) allowed us to reschedule from a rainy day, was delightful, helpful and personable. Good maps and directions. Bringing a little lunch/ repast and eating waterside was delightful. A nice company and GREAT way to see Amsterdam.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the morning spent meandering around the canals of Amsterdam in a little craft hired from Boaty. Useful instructructions & route recommendations were given to us by the very helpful Shen before we were given the freedom of (most of) the city. We got...More

Thank Mikey R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great trip driving through Amsterdam's canals. Boat Washington big enough for a group of six. Fun!

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Thank Tila78
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are SO happy that we did this during our week in Amsterdam. We had such an amazing time cruising the canals on our own! We packed a picnic and wine and it couldn’t have been a more beautiful day! Thanks to the friendly staff...More

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Thank Treehouse T
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Jan Pieter R, Owner at Boaty Boat Rental, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Treehouse T, Thank you very much again for renting a Boaty. And thank you even more for this raving review! :-) It's feedback like this that makes us really happy and proud of our business and our staff. You clearly made the very best...More

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Alex V
14 May 2018|
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Response from aftabkuk | Reviewed this property |
Hey I think you have accidentally sent me this question and you wanted to send it to Boaty...i was a Boaty customer and have nothing to do with the company.
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Helenhineyshiney
20 November 2016|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Dear Helen, thanks for your request. I'm sorry to let you know that we are closed for winter. Too cold to be out on an open boaty... I would advise to buy a ticket for a canal tour on a large covered boat, e.g. at Kooij or... More
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Jimbosyourman
11 September 2016|
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Response from Jan Pieter R | Property representative |
Thanks for your request! We always have to close shortly before sun set. At the moment the latest available time slot is 16.30-19.30 hrs. This will get earlier as the days are getting shorter. You can always see the... More
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